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    Yeah, I can only get about one rotation if I try to spin it real hard. Would you say your pads are worn in and aren't fresh anymore? If so, this makes me feel alot better. Not used to having this much drag on a bike or car.

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    I love rebuilding brakes... very satisfying.... It can be difficult to determine the cause of a binding brake.

    Sometimes it is the piston not retracting properly. If I have read this thread correctly you have rules this out by rebuilding the calipers. That should also rule out any problems with the fluid as you would have replaced that at the same time. I assume you've also checked the master cylinder... there's a spring in there that's very annoying to get back in but it's damn important for releasing the pressure.. if that's weakened and the piston it pushes isn't being pushed back out then you have another potential cause.

    On these bikes there are floating discs. If they have been replaced with fixed ones then they may have warped and that could make them stick too, but in that case you would feel is as a pinch followed by free play followed by a pinch unless they are so warped they go from pressing one pad to the opposite pad .... which you'd undoubtedly feel as horrible judder under braking.

    If you can't get them to feel right to your satisfaction, go to a dealer. Brakes will safe your life and it's best to get professionals involved if you are in the slightest doubt about them.



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